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MSNBC
Jul 28, 2011 2:30am PDT
facility is closing its doors. the historic walter reed medical center retired its flags yesterday after more than a century of treating u.s. soldiers. jim miklaszewski looks at the place that helped heal so many and suffered its share of scandal. >> reporter: walter reed has been on the front lines of military medicine, caring for americans wounded in war. the commander at walter reed. >> this has been such an important place of healing. >> reporter: it's also an invaluable piece of american history. >> we're entering the sitting room of the president suite. >> reporter: dr. john deere says others flocked here for his military advice. >> george s. patton got down on his knees on this rug and he was blessed before he went off to war. >> reporter: president dwight eisenhower died here in 1969. and for decades, every commander in chief has been drawn to walter reed in times of war. over the past ten years, 18,000 americans wounded in iraq and afghanistan have been treated here. critical care nurse rosemary ettinger is inspired by their spirit and determination. >> young soldiers, all
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
as walter reed army medical center closes its doors. nbc's jim miklaszewski looks at a place that treated everyone from privates to presidents. >> reporter: for more than 100 years, walter reed has been on the front lines of military medicine, from world war i until today, caring for americans wounded in war. colonel norvell coots is the commander at walter reed. >> this has been such an important place for healing. >> reporter: it is also an invaluable piece of american history. >> we're entering the sitting room of the pershing suite. >> reporter: world war i general dr. jack pershing lived and died at walter reed. dr. john pierce says others flocked here for his military advice. >> and so two star general george s. patton came to this room, got down on his knees on this rug. >> reporter: right here? >> right here. and general pershing blessed him before he went off to war. >> reporter: president dwight eisenhower died here in 1969. and for decades, every commander in chief has been drawn to walter reed in times of war. over the past ten years, 18,000 americans wounded in iraq a
ABC
Jul 24, 2011 11:35pm EDT
clarneden and other locations. >> still to come why the historic walter reed chapel could soon be torn down. coming up next. >> walter reed is closing in september and members of the congregation of the memorial chapel locate on the grounds are concerned about its fate. >> the bell at walter reed army medical center memorial chapel could be silenced forever. >> it's especially sad that this our home, may be torn down or not used again. >> i wished there was something we could do. >> according to army public affairs the chapel is on land set to become property of the state department. but members are fighting to save the chapel who is dedicated to men and women who died in the service of this their country. >> everything in this chapel is a memorial. >> they want the stone chapel with its striking stained glass windows and gothic tower to become part of the national register of historic places. >> i have contacted an office at the pentagon which is responsible for the preservation of historically important buildings. >> after world war one the gray ladies of the american red cross calle
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
martin on the closing of walter reed. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. the fallout from washington's inability to find a solution to the budget crisis and raise the debt limit has, apparently, begun. on wall street, the stock market was down for the third day in a row. the dow fell more than 198 point today. for the week, it's down nearly 400 points, and it has lost close to $105 billion in value. some of the bond rating services are now saying that even if congress does reach an agreement on a budget plan, it may be too late to avoid lowering the rating on some american securities. we have three reports tonight on that and what it means for small business and your credit card. and we start with anthony mason. anthony. >> reporter: bob, america's credit rating has never fallen below triple "a," but with washington looking increasingly dysfunctional, economists now see the threat of a downgrade as high and rising. >> do you honestly believe that the united states could
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
later. and presidents, generals, and privates have all been treated there. walter reed's proud history when the cbs evening news continues. >> schieffer: there are 300 million cell phones in america, almost as many phones as people, but there are still some concerns about their safety. well, a study of users under the age of 20 out today found no ling between cell phone use and an increased risk of brain cancer. dr. jon lapook has more on that. >> reporter: with a generation of kids connected to each other through cell phones, doctors like keith black have concerns about safety. >> what we know is that the microwave radiation from cell phones will penetrate deeper into the child's brain and more of the radiation goes into the brain because the scalp is thinner, the skull is thinner. >> reporter: in today's study, researchers compared cell phone use in healthy children and 352 brain tumor patients between the ages of seven and 19. cell phone use did not significantly increase the risk of a brain tumor. this research comes just two months after the world health organization categorized c
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
institution. coming up, the closing of walter reed. >>> new at 5:30 -- a true end of an era. walter reed army medical center about to close for good and today a special ceremony was held with generations of staff and patients coming back to say goodbye. our own peggy fox was there. i imagine a day of mixed emotion? >> absolutely. a lot of people said it was sad, bittersweet. while the facility is closing the people and the mission are moving to upgraded facilities and a new way of caring for wounded warriors. under the flags of walter reed army medical center generations of wounded soldiers have received care. from 1909 to now. >> i was there on patrol. >> reporter: sean kishner lost his lower right leg in afghanistan, since june he says he's received excellent care at walter reed and sorry to see it go. >> it's a bummer it's closing >> there's no room to expand to meet the changing demands of the complexity of the warriors we have now. >> reporter: the army's golden knights parachute team added some excitement to a melancholy atmosphere as hundreds came to say goodbye. >> we are absolutely t
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
do about the future of walter reed hospital center? there are some new ideas. you'll find out why neighbors are upset about them. >>>> it has been over a decade since the country has rallied around women's soccer. it is the baseball all-star break. >>> we have some new ideas in redeveloping the site of the walter reed army medical center. >> what is the plan on the table? >> there are about 115 acres along georgia avenue on the campus. the district of columbia will now get about 67 of those acres and 45 acres will go to the state department. metro would like to house about 250 buses. those plans have neighbors crying foul. district officials have been in negotiations for months on what to do with the campus. come september the hospital will have to move. the proposals that have resident most of said are the possibilities that metro would use between 12 and 16 acres for a large bus garage. the federal government would build a complex of foreign embassies. >> that would add a little meant -- too much congesting in the neighborhood. >> president and the neighborhood surrounding walte
FOX
Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
is the day the georgia avenue campus of walter reed army medical center will close its doors. the military set a formal -- said a formal farewell to the facility that served america's military for more than a century. karen gray houston is live with more. >> reporter: it was the feeling of the end of an era and for a lot of the hospital top brass employees and former patients, it seemed hard to say goodbye. there was the military pomp and circumstance. the presentation of the colors. the u.s. army band, all in tribute to a story and hospital. >> our rich history on the ole campus is coming to an end. >> reporter: for more than a century, walter reed army medical center cared for kings and presidents and it's shutting down as part of the base realignment and closure act. the employees and patients will move to the national naval medical center in bethesda and to fort belvoir in virginia. >> walter reed is not a building. walter reed is the people who provide care and compassion for wounded, ill, and injured warriors. >> reporter: to signal the transition, the casing of the color's
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
generations of wounded warriors. the walter reed medical center is being closed due to budget cuts. >> brian more reports from washington. >> a star spangled salute to the walter reed army medical center which is being closed after more than a century of service. >> walter reed is the people who provide care and compassion for wounded warriors and their families. >> it is the end of an era for military institutions and their families, a place for commanders in chief and private hill return on the battlefield having to reclaim their own lives. >> these brave men and women, who never accept defeat, never quit. >> in war and peace, walter reed struggled to keep up with the times. this is the day to remember what walter reed did it right, putting lives and bodies back together. >> these are people who cannot speak english. you say the words "walter reed address that is all you have to say. >> de honored those who serve their. >> we witnessed this for the final time. >> 9 keeping with military tradition, -- and in keeping with military tradition, a retired the colors. they will transfer
MSNBC
Jul 25, 2011 11:00am EDT
100 years, the storied walter reed army hospital is closing, serving thousands of war heroes and presidents. we'll ask one veteran to look back about what this shutdown means. you name it. i've tried it. but nothing's helped me beat my back pain. then i tried this. it's salonpas. this is the relief i've been looking for. salonpas has 2 powerful pain fighting ingredients that work for up to 12 hours. and my pharmacist told me it's the only otc pain patch approved for sale using the same rigorous clinical testing that's required for prescription pain medications. proven. powerful. safe. salonpas. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. dr. scholl's custom fit
FOX News
Jul 28, 2011 4:00am EDT
walter reed army medical center for more than 100 years. we have more on the center's glorious past and final days. >> walter reed medical center is a window into history, a shrine to heroism and courage, a place where ordinarily people have done extraordinary things, where soldiers facing their worst nightmares received inspiration and motivation. >> i teach my kids never quit, just like they say. i can't sit here and quit, you know. got to drive forward. >> for 102 years walter reed has offered a helping hand, medical expertise and hope to wounded warriors. by any measure, it was always more than just a hospital. it was a family. >> that is truly what walter reed has always been about. not bricks, not mortar, not buildings, not grass, but spirit and hope and compassion. >> today paratroopers dropped in, flags were furled for the last time. >> walter reed, it is a national treasure. she's an icon of military medicine. >> the hospital was built in 1909 and named after an army physician best known for fighting tropical diseases. walter reed himself died in 1902 at the age of 51, but
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. >>> there were ceremonies at walter reed hospital today as the u.s. military facility closes its doors. and there are tributes to honor the thousands who worked and were healed there. brian mooar with that story. ♪ >>> in the nation's capital, a star-spangled salute to the walter reed army medical center, which is being closed after more than a century of service. >> walter reed is not a building. walter reed is the people who provide care and compassion for wounded, ill and injured warriors and their families. >> reporter: it is the end of an era for an american military institution. a place that treated commanders in chief, and buck privates who returned from the battlefields and had to fight to reclaim their own lives. >> own from the hospital beds that they soldier, these brave men and women retain their commitment to the warrior ethos, to never accept defeat, to never quit. >> reporter: in war and peace, walter reed struggled to keep up with the times and ultimately fell victim to budget cuts. but this was a day to remember what walter reed did right, putting lives and bodies ba
CBS
Jul 28, 2011 4:00am PDT
line of neutrogena® naturals. >>> waller it reed army hospital in washington wi >>> walter reed army hospital in washington will be closing next month for more than 100 years it has treated u.s. presidents and generals, but it has also provided hope to privates and sergeants, america's wounded warriors. david martin looks at the impact of the famous hospital. >> reporter: a window on the war is closing. >> i've always thought that if people could see this on television one hour a day they'd have a lot better understanding of what's going on. >> they'd know the sacrifices that a small number of american heroes are making. i see it every day, on a daily basis and i dream about this at night. it's just that significant. >> reporter: so these are the exam rooms -- colonel van kooch is the last commander walter reed army center will ever have. a month from now, the famous hospital which has cared for america's combat casualties since world war i will close its doors for the last time. >> at the end of that we're going to play "taps" and that is the day i'm going to cry. >> reporter: the p
ABC
Jul 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
has been easy thanks to the staff at walter reed. >> the medical service here is outstanding >> . after losing two legs and an arm in afghanistan he has had 10 surgeries and needs another one. he will be transferred to bethesda. >> i would do this again a million times. i don't regret anything. >> there was a parachute jump from a double amputee, speeches from top commanders, and a special u.s. 0 performance by the doobie brothers. -- uso performance. >> we are here to support the troops to bid farewell to walter reed and hello bethesda. >> there was a passing of the guards. the flags that fullew will get passed onto bethesda naval and fort belvoir. >> the people are the heroes. for the organization, this is an emotional closure for them. for the employees, this is family. this means having to move to new locations. >> quite a day. >>> 76 degrees, 4:56. >>> coming up, is running out. the debt showdown pits lawmakers against each other as well as clock. >>> football fans, redskins report to training camp today without a familiar face. >> first the mercury is climbing and the w
Univision
Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, virginia.. lilian mass, univision agridulce fu operaciones del hospital militar walter reed... pacientes y personal medico se congregaron hoy en el vestibulo principal del hospital que ha dado servicio a militares y presidentes por mas de cien anhos... los pacientes y personal seran trasladados a otra dependencia en el fuerte belvoir, en virginia, y al actual hospital naval de bethesda que se convertira en el centro medico nacional militar walter reed... el walter reed fue fundado en 1909, y fue centro de escandalo en el 2007 por operar bajo condiciones en virginia, se advierte sobre una posible propagacion de la tosferina... varios residentes se han contagiado de la enfermedad afectaspirator podria ser mortal... claudia uceda nos dice como puede protegerse.. aumenta los casos de tos ferina en virginia.... "es una tos bien fea, yo no la he tenido y no se la deseo ni a mi mejor enemigo..." la enfermedad altamente contagiosa puede ser mortal y esta en aumento....en lo que va del ano se han reportado 189 casos en
FOX
Jul 28, 2011 4:25am EDT
farewell to the walter reed army medical center. the touching tribute for the storied hospital. >>> that phenom there, some good news on him from the minors. stay with the only thing between you and chocolaty brownies is a nicely designed package. ♪ now you can have brownies again. new fiber one 90 calorie brownies. in the granola bar aisle. affect over one million homes each year. without regular maintenance, septic tanks can back up, causing a disgusting mess and countless hours of repair. introducing new rid-x septi-pacs. easy-to-use dissolvable pouches that help prevent disgusting septic back-ups. the powerful dual action formula has enzymes to immediately break down waste and time-release bacteria that work continuously to reduce tank build-up. use rid-x once a month and help save yourself from disaster. rid-x. number one in septic maintenance. >>> in sports news, price harper has had some growing pains. wednesday afternoon in bowie, the old harper was back as he hit his first double, a home run of the season, a solo shot to right center. it was his 15th homer of the yea
ABC
Jul 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
. -- massacre of young people at a youth camp. >>> still ahead, the beginning of the end for walter reed army medical center. >> and metro fare cards are getting a temporary makeover. we will tell you what is taking their place. >> and there's a sweltering mid- week forecasts, next. >>> wednesday morning 5:09. let's find out how this day will shape up and whether there is much more relief. >> what do you have for us? >> lower humidity levels compared with the past couple days. don't get used to it. the heat and humidity will creep up on us again starting tomorrow. a degrees right now at reagan national airport. in the 60's in martinsburg cumberland, and petersburg. 77 in cumberland. heat and humidity beginning to build to the west of us. orange and red areas in the left side of the screen. high pressure over head. it's a beautiful morning and afternoon expected. quiet conditions for the next several days. high-pressure moving off the coast means that we will look for heat and humidity to build back into the area. 88 degrees-92 to 92 today. in the 60's tonight with scattered clouds. tomorrow i
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
walter reed emorial chapel is pressing for cle as they try to protect eloved chapel from being torn down. >> they make you feel like you want to throw what, you cannot talk, and you are in pain. ming up, i will explain what i'm carla, and this is my cvs. we look out for patients by offering care 1 on 1. we help them save money with generic prescriptions. we talk to them about prescription safety and -- help them save money. plus we discuss possible side effects and -- help them save money! we help them save money. get care 1 on 1 and talk savings, safety, and side effects when you transfer or fill a new ongoing prescription. i'm carla, and this is my cvs. and his, too. [ child's voice ] oocan i have some?od. [ child's voice ] you guys should rock, paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot.t. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoffs ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pulled pork sub at subway®. tender, slow-cooked pork with irres
FOX
Jul 27, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >>> walter reed army medical center one step closer to closing its doors for good. >>> first, lori rossman with your business report.  >> that was straight out of a comic book. he was accused of having soldiers use mind games on senators. that 3 star army general has been cleared of wrong doing. an article in the rolling stone in february brought the allegations to light. lieutenant general william caldwell was investigated. the article said so-called sci-ops were used to get them to support the war in afghanistan but the general declares the accusations are unfounded. >>> it wasn't exactly an invasion but part of the mexican army wound up in texas by accident. they crossed the rio grand into texas in four hum vs over a bridge across the boundary line but once they were in the us, they had to keep going to check in with customs officials. >> i couldn't answer whether they were armed or not, but i can tell you that they were conducting their work that they do as military, and somehow they lost sight of the boundary line and entered the us territory. >> we
MSNBC
Jul 28, 2011 4:00am EDT
things if we have the political will to do them. >>> this is walter reed, the ñ >>> this is walter reed, the ÷ >>> this is walter reed, the walter reed, the guy for whom the legendary military hospital was named. here he is again. he was an army doctor who led a team to cuba, and confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitos. for more than a century, the hospital that bares his name has made its name serving presidents and privates. it's a place that had a scandal a few years back, about substandard living conditions. you can see some of the mold and a bit of peeling wallpaper there. but mainly, over the decades, walter reed has been a refuge where hundreds of thousands of americans wounded in war have been able to go and get better. and maybe learn how to knit, you know, occupational therapy, world war i style. if you happened to lose a limb in the great war, the medical staff couldn't do much more than give you a pair of crutches. but today, walter reed is a state of the art center for amputees. soldiers are given new limbs and taught how to walk, run, fish, tie fish
NBC
Jul 31, 2011 5:30am EDT
first look at incredible new technology as walter reed medical center steps into its new future. >>> the push that's helped a local boxer go pro, all before he's old enough to vote. >>> and it's more than beaches and boardwalks. the new thrills popping up in ocean city. whoever said that "less is more" is more or less mathematically challenged. less isn't more, it's less. and the only thing more than more is a lot more. which is exactly what i get at embassy suites. more space... more down time. more family time. -more me time. -more me time. -more me time. because the more more i have, the more i have to have... more. [ female announcer ] more room. complimentary drinks. free breakfast. embassy suites hotels. >>> some good news for women this week. there's a little more equality on capitol hill when it comes to lawmakers who have to go to the bathroom. a new ladies' rest room is open just off the house floor. it follows a legal complaint in 2007 saying the men's room was much nicer and closer to the house floor than the ladies' room. the capitol architect converted what used to
NBC
Jul 30, 2011 5:30am EDT
technology as walter reed medical center steps into its new future. >>> the push that's helped a local boxer go pro, all before he's old enough to vote. >>> and it's more than beaches and boardwalks. the new thrills popping up in ocean city. >>> some good news for women this week. there's a little more equality on capitol hill when it comes to lawmakers who have to go to the bathroom. a new ladies' rest room is open just off the house floor. it follows a legal complaint in 2007 saying the men's room was much nicer and closer to the house floor than the ladies' room. the capitol architect converted what used to be the parcel mentarian's office into that new ladies' bathroom. >>> this fall, the merger between the walter reed and bethesda naval medical centers will mean an influx of new and improved technologies to help wounded warriors. the new walter reed national military medical center includes 2.5 million square feet and melissa melai got a first look at what's inside. >> we're a pretty big facility. and quite high across from one building to the other. >> reporter: we start in
ABC
Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
into the allegations. >>> after 102 years of healing the military would walter reed medical center is closing. let's go live to the hospital for today's salute. >> there is a concert going on behind me that is the final ceremony to the closing of walter reed army medical center. this is where the light eisenhower passed away and where hundreds of thousands of other wounded warriors came before and after. some came to heal, some came to die, but all came to serve. >> this private first class is here with his family and he says his recovery has been easy thanks to the staff at walter reed. >> this service is outstanding. >> after losing two legs and an arm in afghanistan he has had 10 surgeries and needs another. he will be transferred to bethesda. >> i will do this again a million times more. i don't regret nothing. >> this afternoon, there was a parachute jump from a double amputee and speeches from top commanders and a special performance by the doobie brothers some rock and roll to remember a special place. >> we are here to support the troops and bid farewell to walter reed. >> it
ABC
Jul 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
anticipation. >>> 74 degrees. >> the beginning of the end for walter reed army medical center. we have a live report for you. >>> how plusfare fare cards are getting a makeover. >> it's hump day. >>> i'm with a military working dog in fort myer, virginia. >> good morning washington. >> 6:00. steve rudin has warned us, enjoy it while we can. >> how bad is it going to get? >>> this afternoon will be nice. temperatures around 90 degrees where we should be. by tomorrow afternoon and friday, we crank up the heat. 63 in pittsburgh. 65 in detroit. you can see where the cooler air is located. 78 at reagan national. dewpoint at upper 50's. it feels so comfortable. grab the sunglasses. high pressure will move off the coast. winds will change to the south and west. that allows the heat and humidity to move back in. 88-92 today. nighttime lows in the 60's. tomorrow looking good, a bit warmer -- 89-93. this is the extended a look. 100 degrees on friday. the heat index rating will exceed 105. the same situation on saturday with a chance for thunderstorms on sunday. >>> yes it is a relatively go
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
century of providing care to hundreds of thousands of the nation's war wounded, walter reed medical center has closed. >>> we begin with a mt. rainier police officer accused of luring another man to his home for sex. now that officer is behind bars, accused of attempted murder. good evening, i'm dorene gentzler. >> and i'm jim vance. news of the arrest of the officer came as a shock to the police in the mt. rainier department and community members, as well. but as pat collins explains now, prosecutors and the victim's family are afraid this may not be his first offense. >> reporter: mt. rainier officer gene gillette. he turned himself in yesterday after he was named in a 12-count indictment charging him with attempted murder, sexual assault, and false imprisonment. but could there be more? in court today, a prosecutor indicated there may be other instances, may be other victims. >> well, i'm not at liberty to discuss this, but what i can say is that we welcome any information that the public might have. >> reporter: the victim in this case is 20 years old. the prosecutor says he was
CNN
Jul 27, 2011 1:00pm EDT
helping troops, walter reed medical center is closing. walter reed also has treated u.s. presidents and members of the house and senate. it also has had scandal. four years ago investigations revealed substandard conditions for outpatient care, and improvements did follow, but then it is decided to close walter reed and move the fau to another facility. >>> and then an olympic skier has died. peterson said he was going to take his own life in a 911 call. he took part in the olympics in italy. >>> there will be no cancer treatments for the 9/11 cancer victims. it's not enough evidence to say the dust and smoke cloud produced by the smoke cloud has caused cancer. some lawmakers and survivors of the attacks who originally supported the legislation have denounced the explosion of cancer. >>> polygamist leader warren jeffs is on trial in texas for sexually assaulting a child. he is still in control of his sect. how can that be? we'll explain after the break. from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the mili
ABC
Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
mark the final day of service of walter reed army medical center. it's relocated to bethesda to join the national medical center there. it will be called the walter reed national military center. >>> well, a victory for supporters of stem cell research. a judge sided with the obama administration. now, some scientists believe that embryonic stem cells could help illnesses. it requires human embryos to be destroyed though. the plaintiffs can still appeal the decision >>> a bizarre attack inside of a virginia mall. a suspect is accused of slapping women on the backside. >>> and agents bust a brothel in overlea. >>> plus, a 3-year-old boy falls 60 feet down a cliff and how his father helps him. >>> this man is targeting teen girls. he's been attacking women in malls and clothing stores. an 18-year-old girl was approached and he pretended to drop clothing and slashed her in the buttox. he may have done the same thing to four other videos. >>> well, an oregon dad took a leap of faith to save his 3- year-old after he tumbled down a cliff. >>> all right, here's the story. the man was out en
ABC
Jul 27, 2011 4:30am EDT
. ben eisler, abc 7 news. in the day ahead >>>, a ceremony will be held at walter reed army medical center to mark the closing of the hospital's northwest d.c. campus. walter reed is being realigned with the national naval medical center in bethesda. the georgia avenue campus will close on september 15 and all remaining patients will be transferred to bethesda at the end of august. >>> the u.s. postal service's money problems could soon lead to the closing of thousands of post offices. many of them are in our area. 95 stations in virginia are on the list to be scheduled for closure -- studied for closure. along with 42 in maryland and 19 in d.c. imposes on benning road in the district in the middle of a busy area. >> it will put more burden on the other spots. >> a lot of us depend on that post office. i still depend on the post office because i don't have access to the internet, for a lot of my deliveries. >> one major reason for the postal service financial problems, customers going on line to do business. >>> the recent heatwave took its toll. in toll health officials say that th
ABC
Jul 4, 2011 11:35pm EDT
need a little help. >> reporter: he moves to walter reed after six weeks to get fitted for his first pair of shorties. short pros ticketic legs to help get body balance. the first few tentative steps. >> bring one foot forward. perfect. perfect. you're swinging through straight. good. >> reporter: incredibly tough. but so rewarding. >> it feels great to walk again. >> reporter: the next time we visit jones, his progress is slowing. >> you can feel my leg, there's a lot of bone on theoutside, as opposed to the inside. >> reporter: the shorties are causing him pain. he may need another surgery on top of the dozen he's already had. endless fittings and refittings. >> the other day, somebody asked me how i'm feeling. i said, i'm doing good, hanging in there. after he walked away, i felt like i should have said, you know, i don't know. how do you think i i feeling. i don't have legs. i can't put my underwear on, how do you think i feel? it's not okay. it's not gonna be okay. >> reporter: through it all, meg never leaves his side. >> the security issues. i'm afraid she's going to leave me
KOFY
Jul 27, 2011 11:30am PDT
ceremony was held at walter reed hospital in washington, d.c. staff members and patients say the facility's closure in august will be bittersweet. it will be turned over to the state department and a district of columbia in september. most of the operations will move to two navy hospitals in virginia. government commission voted back in 2005 to close the hospital as part of a cost cutting move. it opened in 1909 as an army hospital. hundreds of thousands of war wounded have been treated there from world war i through today. >>> a legal victory today for supporters of embryonic stem cell research. they dismissed a lawsuit that threatened to end all federal funding of stem cell research. they say the research funded violated a 1996 law prohibiting taxpayer financing for work that harmed an embryo but the court decided with obama administration. researchers hope the research can some day cure parkinson's disease and other ailments. >> the father saved his little boy's life after he fell down a cliff. he was on hike when he tumbled and fell 70 feet down the cliff. the boy's father ju
FOX
Jul 27, 2011 4:25am EDT
years, a formal good-bye to the walter reed army medical center. there will be a ceremony held this morning in front of the facility's main building. walter reed is closing its upper northwest campus. part it was moved to bethesda. other parts of walter reed will move down to the new fort belvoir community hospital. once the old walter reed flag is cased today, new colors for the new facilities will be uncased. most of the actual moving will happen sometime next month. >>> the state department has issued a new travel warning. the reason, lingering anger over the death of osama bin laden. the department says there is still a risk of anti-american violence worldwide. americans are urged to take extra precautions when traveling overseas. the department fears terrorists might be planning reprisal taxes in europe, asia, africa and in the middle east. -- attacks in europe, asia, africa and in the middle east. >>> evacuations in parts of oslo's central station while list inspect an abandoned suitcase. the city is on high alert. workers in the building where the bomb exploded will return to
NBC
Jul 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
look at incredible new technology as walter reed medical center steps into its new future. >>> the push that's helped a local boxer go pro, all before he's old enough to vote. >>> and it's more than beaches and boardwalks. the new thrills popping up in ocean city. what makes the sleep number store different? you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. they say, "well, if you want a firm bed you can lay on one of those, if you want a soft bed you can lay on one of those." we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. this is your body there. you can see a little more pressure in the shoulders and in the hips. then they start telling us, "well yeah, i feel sore right there in the morning." my lower back. that's right where i've been experiencing pain. now you can feel what happens as we raise your sleep number setting and allow the bed to contour to your individual shape. oh yeah. it's really shaping to my body. when you find somebody's perfect level of comfort, that may be the first time they've ever felt a bed that feels exactly like they'
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
walter reed medical center, which is closing. our peggy fox was at the facility today for a big ceremony. >> reporter: under the flags of water reed medical center, generations of soldiers have received care until now. sean kitchen measure lost his lower right leg in afghanistan. since june, he says he's received excellent care here at walter reed and is sorry to see it go. >> this place has provided care for so many people over the years. it's a bummer it's closing down. >> no room to expand to meet the changing needs. >> reporter: the army's golden knight's parachute team added some excitement to a melancholy atmosphere. >> we're absolutely thrilled we've had so many people come out. 100 years of service to soldiers, coast guardsmen and their families. >> reporter: in a ceremony called casing the colors, the walter reed army medical center's flag was rolled up by the center's command sergeant major, marking the inactivation of the unit. >> it was sad. >> it was the end of a very hisser to -- historical era. >> reporter: water reed will no longer be a hospital, but the name wil
CBS
Jul 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
than 100 years it's been the place for a wounded warriors to go to heal, but tonight walter reed army medical center in washington prepares to close its doors for good. >>> olga. >> another muggy day across the region, record-setting heat in several regions and, yes, we'll have a bit of a warm finish to the weekend as well. some relief is on the way. right now most of us are sitting in those upper 90s, near 100 degrees and a slight chance of rain. i'll let you know what to expect in the week ahead in the full forecast. >>> after more than a century, walter reed army medical center is closing its doors in washington. patients and staff will take part in a farewell ceremony on wednesday. walter reed has served hundreds of thousands of soldiers wounded in war. in september the facility will be handed over to the state department and the district of colombia. a government commission voted back in 2005 to close the hospital as part of a cost-cutting initiative. its patients will now be moved to the bethesda navel hospital. >>> today's temperatures might suggest otherwise, but at the nation
NBC
Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, we'll have an exclusive look at the facility that will replace walter reed, and the cutting edge technology thatp be used to help soldiers rebound from war. >>> a robber who targeted a family dollar store. the holdup happened in glen burnie, maryland july 14th. the suspect covered his right hand with a pair of gym shorts and forced an employee to give him money from the cash register. if you recognize the man in the picture, call anne arundel county police. >>> carolyn anne galagos was arrested last night after she refused to stop her vehicle. officers turned on their sirens and lights, but she refused to pull over. the 52-year-old faces her second dui charge in five years as well as charges for alluding and driving violation of probation. >>> next on news 4 at 5:00, scary moments inside a maryland apartment billing. almost a dozen people had to be taken to the hospital. >>> bullied in the classroom, students blame their teachers for not doing enough to keep them safe. now they're suing. >>> a mother is using her tragedy to help others. a simple test that could have saved her dau
FOX News
Jul 27, 2011 11:00am EDT
wounded warriors as well as their families the walter reed army medical center is shutting its doors. the facility opened in 1909. its staff treating about 775,000 outpatient as year including 18,000 veterans of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. and also specializing in rehabilitation of amputees. that hospital named of after a former army major and doctor who was a pioneer in the treatment of yellow fever. >>> we're going to get you more on the shutdown of walter reed in just a moment. in the meantime, the tucson, arizona shooting suspect, jared loughner is back on his meds you might say after a court ruling overturning a lower court ruling. rick folbaum has more. he is here in the newsroom. >> jon, loughner was found originally not to be mentally competent enough to stand trial in the tucson massacre that killed six and wounded 13 including of course congresswoman gabrielle giffords. because of that finding a judge ordered prison officials to find a treatment plan to get loughner back to competency. that involved medicating him. his lawyers said authorities couldn't forcibly medica
NBC
Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
this fall, two of the country's largest military hospitals will be merged into one. >> walter reed and bethesda naval will be known as the walter reed national military medical center. news4 was the first local tv station allowed inside. here's melissa melai. >> reporter: construction has dominated the bethesda campus for much of the past six years. you've likely seen the outside. now our first look inside. it's almost as big as the mall of america. the construction doubling the campus capacity to more than 2 million square feet. to the right of the historic tower, the arrowhead in patient building with a new e.r. high-tech hospital rooms, icu rooms, state of the art surgery suites. to the left, the all-new america building, 535,000 square feet of outpatient rehab areas, process lettek labs and clinics. pron session chief of staff dr. david batanti says they're accustomed to major moves. >> we move patients from iraq and afghanistan, and they get to our hospital and get here safely. the same thing is going to be done here. it's just a little bit different volume that we're looking at.
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